does this number really matter?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by tree leafs, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. tree leafs

    tree leafs Guest

    Hi,
    this might be a silly question for most of you.
    When installing windows server OS, there is a licensing question, per server
    or per device/user. If I choose "per server", the default is "5" concurrent
    connections. Does this number really mean this? If this server is going to
    be a file server or exchange server do I have to enter a large enough
    numbmer to meet the concurrent connections requirement?
    Thanks,
     
    tree leafs, Apr 11, 2008
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    Herb Martin Guest

    Yes.

    Yes, the number matters and you should have purchased enough licenses
    using one of the metrics (server or seat.)

    Server is usually best when you have only ONE server for everyone to
    connect to. Seat is usually best when most (a lot of) people connect to
    many (more than one) server.

    The only way to REALLY know which is best however is to do the
    calculation for yourself.
     
    Herb Martin, Apr 11, 2008
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    tree leafs Guest

    Thanks.
    In real operation, for example, if the default "5" concurrent connections in
    "per server" mode was selected during the installation but in reality 10
    users are trying to connect the shares or exchange mailboxes on that server,
    does the server rejects the connections from sixth user onwards?
    Suppose enough CALs have been purchased.
    Just want to know whether this step in installation will cause any
    connection problems in the future.
     
    tree leafs, Apr 13, 2008
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    Anteaus Guest

    On the standard server products there is no actual license check, so in
    principle you can set this to any value you like.

    Take cover if you see any black Microsoft helicopters approaching, though.
    =8-0

    The only exception is SBS, which IS license-locked.
     
    Anteaus, Apr 13, 2008
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  5. tree leafs

    tree leafs Guest

    Thanks Anteaus.
    Good to know this.

     
    tree leafs, Apr 14, 2008
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